Category Archives: Musings

Musings: Rocky Mountain High

“…quiet solitude, the forest and the streams, seeking grace in every step.” John Denver’s description is perfect. When you spend time in the Rockies, expect to be overwhelmed by the majesty, silenced by the solitude and inspired by grace. It’s a place that forces you to take your time. To take it all in. And […]

Musings: A Summer Shower

“A drop fell on the apple tree, Another on the roof; A half a dozen kissed the eaves, And made the gables laugh…”  Ah, the words of Emily Dickinson in her poem so often referred to as “Summer Shower”. Yesterday we had summer showers here (although some of our neighbors had outright downpours!). But at […]

Musings: If Walls Could Talk…

A typical response on our Selma Mansion Rebirth site when folks would make the comment “Oh if those walls could talk…” was “I’d be running out the front door!” (And that would definitely be the case if the walls spoke out loud!). What I have found interesting after living at Selma for two years now […]

Musings: A Walk in the Afternoon

Although it’s been crazy hot these past few days, I find it comforting to walk in the late afternoon just before sunset (and before all those pesky mosquitos come out to feed!). The cicadas are singing and the swallowtails are working the nectar from the thistle while goldfinch wrestle for its seed. Overhead I spot […]

Musings: My Virginia Summers

There is something about these last days of June that take me back to the summers of childhood. I remember so vividly sights, tastes, sounds and smells of those days so long ago. The dappled light that filtered through the trees onto the church yard at vacation bible school. Sharing the shade of old maples […]